by Ichikawa Kansai
Kansai's Album - Handsome complete book from a five volume series titled "Kansai's Album" (Kansai gafu) by Ichikawa Kansai, who was a student of Hokusai and whose work resembles his master's. Each volume features a variety of subjects, ranging from noblemen, beauties, and monks to landscapes, supernatural creatures, and animals. Nicely drawn with attractive line work, the black and gray illustrations are heightened with a warm peach tone.
This Complete Book - Published in 1893 (Meiji 26), Volume 5 of "Kansai's Album" includes 29 woodblock prints and an illustrated title page. It features a traditional stab binding with a paper cover, front matter, and a colophon. An interesting group of designs, rare to find complete in the original format as published. A fun choice for a collector.
Artist - Ichikawa Kansai
Size - Single panel 7" x 4 3/4" + margins as shown; overall 8 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 3/8"
Condition - Prints with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Generally in nice condition overall.
Examples from the Book
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